Chinmaya Mission New Zealand

Our Mission Statement: To provide to individuals from any background, the wisdom of Vedanta and the practical means for spiritual growth and happiness, enabling them to become positive contributors to society.

Our Wings

From children to senior citizens, Chinmaya Mission New Zealand’s various wings cater to different ages and aspects of spiritual development.

How we make a difference

As a spiritual movement that aims for inner growth at individual and collective levels, the mission offers a wide array of Vedanta study forums for all ages, promotes Indian art forms and operates numerous social service projects.

To date, millions worldwide have benefited directly or indirectly from Chinmaya Mission’s numerous centres, ashrams, classes, events, services and projects.

What is CHYK?

Harnessing youth potential through dynamic spirituality

CHYK is the youth wing (18-35 years) of the Chinmaya Mission, dedicated to the study and dissemination of Vedanta. Through classes, seminars, and literature, enquiring young minds from all backgrounds explore this ancient knowledge, learn how to incorporate it into their fast-paced lives and discover the clarity, efficiency, and contentment that they seek. Vedanta is the philosophy enshrined in the Bhagavad Geeta and Upanishads. It's timeless wisdom helps us to discover answers to these fundamental questions through logic and reason. The CHYK class is a forum for discussion and reflection on essential questions which tend to slip our awareness on a day-to-day level.

The stories, games, celebration of festivals and creative activities enable children to connect with Indian culture in an engaging way. The Sanskrit prayers, bhajans and chanting give them a solid grounding in Hindu culture and the eternal values presented in story form are drawn from the vast gamut of Indian Scripture.

Highlights of Balvihar
  • Inculcating values, morals and ethics
  • Instilling mutual respect and discipline
  • Structured curriculum
  • Knowledge in a safe, loving & fun environment


Provide cultural grounding for children and teenagers growing up in the modern world

How We Make a Difference


Centres Worldwide



Millions of Lives Transformed Worldwide

Upcoming Events

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A Spiritual Retreat at Devi’s Place

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Short Course on Vedanta

EVENT DESCRIPTION Book Now Welcome to this short course on Vedanta. In this course the text 'Sadhana Panchakam' written by  Sri  Adi  Shankaracharya  will be taken by Swamini Amritananda. Story about the text: A  request  was  made  by  his  disciples  that  he  should  write  a  brief  text summarizing  his  approach  to  spiritual  life.  Bringing  all  his  … Continue reading Short Course on Vedanta
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A Mom, Dad & Me Class

BOOK NOW About Shishu Vihar Shishu Vihar is Chinmaya Mission’s newest creative device to ‘catch them young’; a forum for anyone aged below 4 years. Shishu Vihar is an assemblage of infants, toddlers and young and new mothers for early introduction to spiritual education. Indian tradition being familiar with the significance of sowing ethical seeds … Continue reading A Mom, Dad & Me Class
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Yoga sessions

EVENT DESCRIPTION Book Now A new yoga class is starting to help participants connect their mind and body through practice of asanas (postures) and pranayama (breathing techniques). This 10-week course also incorporates meditation to quiet and still the mind. This practice of Hatha yoga increases strength and improves flexibility, reducing stress and promoting deep relaxation. … Continue reading Yoga sessions
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Meditation for beginners

EVENT DESCRIPTION Book Now Learn the techniques for meditation in Seven Thursday evenings. To rise above our identifications with our limited mind and intellect by a conscious contemplative flight, is the only method of awakening into truth and reaching the higher Consciousness. In this seven-week course, Swamini Amritananda will guide you to focus your mind … Continue reading Meditation for beginners
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South India Yatra with Swamini Amritanandji

We only have 1 space remaining, please email EVENT DESCRIPTION Discover India’s astonishing cultural and spiritual richness on this wonderful 19-day journey through South India. Commencing from Bangalore on 4th January 2020, this amazing yatra includes five of Chinmaya Mission’s South India Ashrams, Ramana Maharshi’s Ashram and other wonderful sacred sites. In addition to the … Continue reading South India Yatra with Swamini Amritanandji